St. Louis Estate Planning Lawyers
Estate planning is something everyone needs. The Behrens Law Firm, LLC offers a range of sophisticated estate planning tools to St. Louis, Missouri clients to protect their assets in our current dynamic tax and legal climate. We work closely with each client to understand their challenges, wishes and financial situation.
We can help you do the planning you need for your future. Your wishes are important and the Behrens Law Firm, LLC provides each client with the personalized attention required to address challenges and anticipate issues that may arise. We can help you reduce your tax burden, avoid probate costs and delays, and get peace of mind. Don’t wait .Contact the Behrens Law Firm, LLC today.
Estate Planning That Focuses on the Details and Your Wishes
During estate planning, details matter. The Behrens Law Firm, LLC will sit down with you and help you decide what estate planning tools are best for you. We’ll evaluate the benefits, risks, and drawbacks of wills, trusts, and other estate planning options. We’ll help you understand the importance of each and assist you with finding the options that work best for your situation. We can also help you address other concerns regarding planning for end of life matters, including help with a living will, a living trust, and an advanced directive for medical care.
Today, wills and trusts need to take more than just assets, property, and bank accounts into consideration. For many individuals, data, passwords, on line information are becoming crucial concerns. An estate planning lawyer can help you answer these important questions:
- How will digital assets be divided?
- What legacy do you want on social media?
- How will items of sentimental value be divided?
These are not small questions. Today, our digital lives are valuable. We store family pictures in the cloud. We may keep digital movie and music collections. Families may have conflicting ideas of what should happen to a deceased person’s Twitter or Facebook account. If you care about your digital legacy and what will happen to your online presence after you pass, an estate planning lawyer can help you see that your wishes are followed.
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For instance, lawyers can help you develop an online process by which sentimental items that may have low monetary value can be divided among siblings to reduce conflict. According to the New York Times, some individuals choose to use online tools that allow children and grandchildren to select among a list of sentimental items. Some of these tools allow children and grandchildren to bid on items using points allocated to them. This way, individuals can decide what they value and make decisions with less conflict. Others set up wills that specify that children are permitted to pick among items of sentimental value in a certain order. In some cases, appraisals are necessary, but it is best if this is done earlier rather than later.
Digital assets can create a tough legal situation. Some social media services won’t permit third party access, so individuals may need to decide who will be granted access, and provide access information to designated parties. If you receive online or email statements, you may need to set aside plans for how your email and other services will be accessed. Your estate planning attorney can store this sensitive information for you, in some cases. Some digital assets cannot be transferred at all. An estate planning lawyer can help you understand your rights and limitations.
The Behrens Law Firm, LLC believes that an estate planning lawyer needs to stay up to date with today’s changing landscape of estate planning law. As more of your life become digitized, our firm understands the importance of including digital assets in a will. Our firm can help you navigate some of these complexities.
Estate Planning Law in St. Louis
Whether you have complex estate planning needs or just need help drafting a good will, the Behrens Law Firm, LLC can help. Our firm offers compassionate and caring estate planning services to clients with diverse needs. You deserve peace of mind and protection. Contact us today to learn more about how you can begin to plan ahead now.